Today is World Kindness Day! While you’re giving compliments, holding doors open, and performing other random acts of kindness for others, it’s important to be kind to yourself as well. Self-care is vital to both your physical and emotional well-being. One area of self-kindness that may be easy to overlook is attention to the health of your gut!
A balanced gut is a healthy and happy gut. Consuming a variety of nutrients is key to keeping your gut balanced. This means regulating your intake of fats and sugars while making an effort to consume more protein and fiber! Inulin, a soluble prebiotic fiber found in many plants, produces short-chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, which are known to provide many health benefits to the gut. Improving digestive health and helping to support regularity are just a few such benefits.
Inulin is found naturally in foods such as asparagus, garlic, and onions.1 Another way to ensure you get enough inulin in your diet is to incorporate a fiber supplement. Fiber Choice® is packed with inulin fiber, the same fiber found in many fruits and vegetables. Convenient chewable tablets and gummies make Fiber Choice an easy and tasty way to help you get your daily recommended intake of 25 to 38 grams of fiber.
Get out there and participate in World Kindness Day and attempt to make the world a better place. And whether you’re performing good deeds or random acts of kindness, don’t forget to be kind to yourself, especially to your gut!
1 Spritzler F. Inulin 101- A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits. Medical News Today. Published August 1, 2017. https://medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318593.php#1 Accessed October 21, 2019.